Food production, access, use and resilience of supply in globally diverse contexts will be discussed and investigated. Cases studies will be explored from Africa, Asia, Europe, America and Australia to illustrate the complexity and diversity in the production of and access to healthy food. Diverse setting will consider environment, climate, culture, socioeconomic status, urban, regionality and remoteness. Transdisciplinary approaches to solve food production and supply challenges will be introduced and used to develop practical recommendations for organisations such as the United Nations, World Bank, AusAid and Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research.
|Unit name||Global Food Supply|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
|Discipline||Agriculture and Food Systems|
|Coordinator||Associate Professor Alistair Gracie|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Evaluate food production and supply approaches and challenges in globally diverse contexts
- Articulate the diverse perspectives, drivers and issues facing global food production and supply
- Propose approaches to research and to improve reliability of food production, supply, access and utilisation within globally diverse contexts
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
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1 x 50 minute lecture weekly; 3 x 50 minute tutorials weekly
|Assessment||Assignment 1 (30%)|Assignment 2 (50%)|Debate (20%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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